Posts Tagged ‘ Goals ’

Gov. Branstad signs largest tax cut in Iowa history

June 12, 2013
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Gov. Branstad today signed Senate File 295 into law, issuing the largest tax cut in Iowa history. Branstad held the signing ceremony at Hawkeye Ready-Mix Concrete in Hiawatha, where he recognized the support of many individuals involved in this historic reform. “Today, the largest tax cut in Iowa history will become law. I am proud to…

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Our Opportunity. Our Iowa. Our Results.

May 23, 2013
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Our Opportunity. Our Iowa. Our Results. Branstad hails landmark session achievements: Significant property tax relief, transformational education reform, meaningful health modernization that focuses on quality outcomes for low-income patients (DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today commended the Iowa Legislature for working with them to enact significant property tax…

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Branstad signs nine bills into law; Signs Executive Order 81

May 15, 2013
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(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today signed the following bills into law: Senate File 247 an Act providing for the possession of cats classified as bengals and savannahs. Senate File 386 an Act relating to matters under the purview of the Department of Transportation, including the use of information contained in electronic driver…

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Gov. Branstad signs 17 bills into law

April 5, 2013
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(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad today signed the following bills into law: House File 14 an Act relating to the enforcement of weight limitations for vehicles with retractable axles. House File 131 an Act authorizing charitable giving payroll deductions for community college employees. House File 307 an Act establishing the Department of Homeland Security…

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Branstad, Reynolds launch “Auditor Search” web site

April 5, 2013
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(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced a new web site for individuals wishing to submit cover letters and resumes for consideration as Iowa’s next state auditor. There is also a section for recommendations for Iowans with ideas on who they would like to see as Iowa’s next…

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Branstad, Reynolds praise Vaudt on outstanding tenure of service as Iowa’s “Taxpayer Watchdog”

April 4, 2013
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(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today thanked state Auditor David Vaudt for his service as Iowa’s “Taxpayer Watchdog,” and wished him well as the new chairman of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). Vaudt, who served as Iowa’s state auditor from January 2003 to present, announced today that he…

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Branstad, Reynolds praise Vaudt on outstanding tenure of service as Iowa’s “Taxpayer Watchdog”

April 4, 2013
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(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today thanked state Auditor David Vaudt for his service as Iowa’s “Taxpayer Watchdog,” and wished him well as the new chairman of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). Vaudt, who served as Iowa’s state auditor from January 2003 to present, announced today that he…

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Governor Branstad Urges Eligible Iowans to Take Advantage of Free Tax Prep Program

March 15, 2013
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Des Moines – Today, Governor Terry Branstad urged low- and moderate-income Iowans to use the Iowa Free File program to prepare and file their federal and state income tax returns online for free. The Iowa Free File program allows eligible taxpayers the free use of name-brand, tax preparation software. Taxpayers with an Adjusted Gross Income…

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Teachers in two Iowa school districts vote for teacher leadership roles to raise achievement

March 15, 2013
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(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds announced today that teachers in the Central Decatur and the Saydel school districts overwhelmingly voted to adopt a teacher leadership and compensation structure in partnership with the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET). Last September, the districts and NIET won a grant…

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State partnering with Dwolla to provide innovative electronic payment option

January 22, 2013
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(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today joined Dwolla founder Ben Milne to announce a new partnership to provide Iowa taxpayers with an innovative electronic payment option. Dwolla is a cash-based payment network that provides real-time, low cost, online and mobile payments. Instead of charging a floating percentage and…

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